On March 21 Tablet Command released version 3.5 of our Tablet Command and TC Mobile applications for iOS with support for in-app audio. When enabled and configured for an account, multiple audio streams can be quickly played for additional situational awareness when users are away from the radio.
In response to customer demand, we have created a bundled basic version of Tablet Command Enterprise. Not surprisingly, we call it Tablet Command Basic!
Emergency responders have been using Tablet Command on iPads and iPhones for years. Now public safety professionals with Android phones can also use TC Mobile.
Anyone with a Smartphone and a subscription to their department’s Tablet Command service can have real time access to emergency call notifications and CAD notes.
Everyone has heard the expression, “knowledge is power”. This is a great sentiment, but what is even more powerful is having instant access to the information you need, when you need it, in an easy to interpret format.
In the fire service, having up-to-date pre-fire plans and reference documents is critical to support response, training and ISO ratings. By knowing the layout and construction of a building, including the locations of fire protection systems, stairwells, emergency exits, etc. first responders can provide optimal protection for occupants and property while enhancing the performance and safety of responding personnel.
Since Sunday, the Tablet Command team has been watching for updates and had a difficult time locating maps that displayed the hotspots of the fire and active fire perimeters. We found that the information on other maps was not complete or useful. We decided to make our own with one of the great tools that we use frequently.
Esri provides some excellent tools and one of those tools, ArcGIS Online is used by Tablet Command to support our customers access to agency GIS information. ArcGIS Online is a great way for any agency to create custom web maps with dynamic data within a matter of minutes. We created this web map with Esri ArcGIS Online in about 20 minutes. We have been using it so much that we decided that we should share it with everyone.
I love the variety of experiences I have every day as a firefighter. The constant stimulus suits my ADHD personality. On any given day, I could be involved ina house fire, a rope rescue, a wildfire, a terrorist attack (God forbid), or a major earthquake. We train for all of it—in fact, training is the one constant—and there’s instant gratification and constant motion all the time. Hurray dopamine!
Starting a business provides some of the same types of stimulus. It’s an adventure into
If you’ve been thinking of deploying incident management software in your department, here are six key questions you need to consider before making the leap:
1. Is it mobile?
Having the ability to track an incident from the very first seconds of dispatch from ALL of your devices is key to faster response times and higher situational awareness not just for the IC but for everyone in the department.
2. Does it automate my existing processes?
It continues to be VERY busy at work these days. I responded to 7 legitimate working fires for the month of May. And three of those have been two alarm fires. It’s been a really crazy run!
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Two things happened last week in my life as a Fire Captain that simply could not have happened a generation ago.